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Air New Zealand Ltd (AIR.NZ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Antony Carter

60 2013 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Christopher Luxon

2013 Chief Executive Officer

Janice Dawson

2013 Independent Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of the Board

Robert McDonald

2009 Chief Financial Officer

Karen Clayton

2016 General Counsel, Company Secretary

Carrie Hurihanganui

2018 Chief Ground Operations Officer

Nicholas Judd

2017 Chief Strategy, Networks and Alliances Officer

John Whittaker

2016 Chief Air Operations and People Safety Officer

Robert Jager

2013 Independent Non-Executive Director

Linda Jenkinson

2014 Independent Non-Executive Director

John Philip Key

2017 Independent Non-Executive Director

Jonathan Mason

2014 Independent Non-Executive Director

Therese Walsh

2016 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Antony Carter

Mr. Antony (Tony) John Carter, BE (Hons), ME, MPhil is Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr Carter is Chairman of Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited, a director of Fletcher Building Limited and ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited and Independent Chairman of Blues LLP. He attended the University of Canterbury where he studied chemical engineering, graduating with a Bachelor in Engineering with honours and a Masters in Engineering in 1980. He then went on to study at Loughborough University of Technology in the United Kingdom and graduated in 1982 with a Master of Philosophy degree. Mr Carter worked for his family company, Carter Group Limited, in Christchurch until 1986 when he purchased a Mitre 10 hardware store, also eventually serving as a director of Mitre 10 New Zealand Limited and becoming Chairman of Mitre 10 New Zealand Limited in 1993. In 1994 Mr Carter was appointed General Manager and Chief Executive designate of Foodstuffs (South Island) Limited. In 1995 he was appointed Chief Executive of Foodstuffs (South Island) Limited and in 2001 was appointed Managing Director of Foodstuffs (Auckland) Limited and Managing Director of Foodstuffs (New Zealand) Limited, until he retired in December 2010. The Foodstuffs Group is New Zealand’s largest retail organisation.

Christopher Luxon

Mr. Christopher Luxon is Chief Executive Officer of Air New Zealand Ltd. Christopher Luxon has been Chief Executive Officer since January 2013 having previously held the role of Group General Manager International Airline for almost two years. Prior to joining Air New Zealand, Christopher was President and Chief Executive Officer at Unilever Canada. This was one of several senior leadership roles he held during an 18-year career at the multi-national that saw him work in roles in Europe, North America and Asia/Pacific. Christopher has a Master of Commerce in Business Administration from the University of Canterbury.

Janice Dawson

Ms. Janice (Jan) Amelia Dawson is Independent Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Company. Ms Dawson is Chairman of Westpac New Zealand Limited and a director of AIG Insurance New Zealand Limited, Beca Group Limited, Fulbright New Zealand, Meridian Energy Limited and World Sailing. Ms Dawson is Pro-Chancellor and a member of the University of Auckland Council, the Capital Investment Committee of the National Health Board and a Trustee of the New Zealand Maritime Museum. Ms Dawson was a partner of KPMG for 30 years, specialising in audit and risk advisory, and the Chair and Chief Executive of KPMG New Zealand from 2006 until 2011. Ms Dawson holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland. She is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand, a Paul Harris Fellow and a North Shore Business Hall of Fame Laureate (2010). Ms Dawson was named Chartered Accountant of the Year in 2011 by the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Robert McDonald

Mr. Robert (Rob) S. McDonald is Chief Financial Officer of Air New Zealand Ltd., He started his finance career as a commerce graduate with a large building products company in 1980. He worked abroad before joining Coopers and Lybrand in the corporate advisory and valuation practice in 1985. Rob took up the position of Group Financial Planning Manager at Air New Zealand in 1993 and was appointed Group Treasurer in 1995. Upon the merger of Ansett and Air New Zealand Rob was appointed Vice President and Group Treasurer and in October 2004 was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Air New Zealand. Rob graduated from Auckland University with a Bachelor of Commerce and is a member of the Accounting Institute of New Zealand and the Society of Corporate Treasurers. In 1999, Mr. Rob completed the Program of Management Development at Harvard Business School.

Karen Clayton

Ms. Karen Clayton is General Counsel, Company Secretary of the Company. Prior to coming to New Zealand, Karen was UK General Counsel and Company Secretary for National Grid plc, a UK FTSE 20 and US NYSE-listed international gas and electricity company, from 2009 to November 2014, where she led a team of 28 lawyers and 16 assurance professionals. During her career she has worked as a solicitor in top tier law firms in both the UK and Australia, and is a regular speaker at events on legal, leadership, inclusion and diversity topics.

Carrie Hurihanganui

Ms. Carrie Hurihanganui is appointed as Chief Ground Operations Officer of the company effective from the end of July. She spent 18 years at Air New Zealand, building deep experience through numerous senior operational and corporate roles, including International Cabin Crew Manager, Auckland Domestic Airport Manager, General Manager Eagle Air, General Manager Offshore Airports, General Manager Customer Experience, and Group General Manager Regional Airlines and Airline Operations. She left the airline in 2017 to join National Australia Bank (NAB) based in Melbourne, as Executive General Manager Customer Experience in an enterprise transformation role.

Nicholas Judd

Mr. Nick Judd is Chief Strategy, Networks and Alliances Officer of the Company, effective October 2, 2017. Nick was Group General Manager Commercial. Nick is an outstanding leader who is well respected across our airline and by key aviation, travel, tourism and trade partners around the world. He brings to his Executive role a unique international perspective having worked for Air New Zealand in senior finance, loyalty and commercial positions at head office and in Australia before running Greater China and then the Americas regions. During his tenure in China Nick worked with stakeholders across the airline to guide the route to profitability and in North America led the development and implementation of our sales and market development strategies which underpin recent growth in the United States with United Airlines and additional capacity into Canada. His leadership has also been instrumental in contributing to the success of the two most recent additions to the international network - Buenos Aires and Houston. Prior to his 14-year career with Air New Zealand, Nick spent three years working in the United Kingdom and Canada for Chase Manhattan Bank and News Limited in finance roles. As we shape for future growth domestically and internationally, Nick’s deep knowledge of customers, channels and stakeholders will be invaluable.

John Whittaker

Mr. John Whittaker is Chief Air Operations and People Safety Officer of the Company. He is currently Group General Manager Airports reporting to Chief Operations Officer Bruce Parton and has held many senior leadership positions over his 30 year history with the airline. These include General Manager International Operations (Pilots and Airports), General Manager Domestic Airline, General Manager Loyalty and Alliances, and General Manager Mount Cook.

Robert Jager

Mr. Robert Jager is Independent Non-Executive Director of Air New Zealand Ltd. Mr Jager is Chairman of the Shell Companies in New Zealand and General Manager, Shell Todd Oil Services. He chaired the Workplace Health and Safety Review Taskforce in New Zealand which has been instrumental in encouraging fundamental changes to New Zealand’s approach to workplace health and safety. Mr Jager chairs the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association NZ and is a member of the Business Leaders Health and Safety Forum steering committee. Mr Jager is a Director for National Science Challenge – Sustainable Seas – Project. Mr Jager joined Shell in New Zealand in 1978 as an engineering cadet. He completed his Bachelor of Engineering degree in 1983 with 1st Class Honours and later gained an MBA with Distinction. Mr Jager has nearly 40 years experience in the oil and gas industry, working for Shell in a variety of engineering, project, operational, business, management, senior leadership and governance roles in New Zealand and overseas. A crucial part of his roles for Shell and Shell Todd Oil Services is full accountability for all aspects of personal and process safety. In June 2017 Mr Jager was recognised by Safeguard with a Lifetime Achievement award for his role in nearly every significant health and safety initiative in New Zealand over the last decade.

Linda Jenkinson

Ms. Linda Jenkinson is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Ms Jenkinson was the Co-Founder of John Paul Inc., a United Kingdom based global concierge services and digital solutions company that services some of the world’s leading customer facing businesses. Ms Jenkinson is currently director and secretary of Massey University US Foundation and a Trustee of the Massey University Foundation in New Zealand. Ms Jenkinson is also a Director of Guild Group Holdings Ltd. Ms Jenkinson holds a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Business Studies from Massey University. In 2016, Ms Jenkinson was named a World Class New Zealander by Kea and was named as one of the most influential women in the Bay Area for 2014 by the San Francisco Business Times. In 2014 Ms Jenkinson was a recipient of Massey University’s Sir Geoffrey Peren Award, which recognises a graduate who has reached the highest level of achievement or who has been of significant service to the University, community or nation.

John Philip Key

Jonathan Mason

Mr. Jonathan Mason is Independent Non-Executive Director of Air New Zealand Ltd., effective March 1, 2014. Mr Mason has more than 30 years’ experience in the financial sector, with an emphasis on emerging markets. Prior to joining Air New Zealand’s Board in March 2014, he was Fonterra Co-operative Group’s Chief Financial Officer. He joined Fonterra in 2009 from US-based chemicals company Cabot Corporation where he was Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to this he was employed as the Chief Financial Officer at forest products company Carter Holt Harvey Limited and also served in senior financial management positions at US based International Paper Company. Mr Mason has had governance experience for organisations in both New Zealand and the US. His current directorships include Vector Limited, Westpac New Zealand Limited and Zespri Group Limited. Mr. Mason also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Management at the University of Auckland, specialising in international finance.

Therese Walsh

Dame Therese Maria Walsh is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. She is currently Chairman of Television New Zealand Limited, a Director of NZX Limited, and ASB Bank Limited, a Trustee of Wellington Regional Stadium and a Victoria University Council Member. She also sits on a number of Government panels. Previously she was the Head of New Zealand for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Limited, and the Chief Operating Officer for Rugby New Zealand 2011 Limited. She has also been a Director of NZ Cricket and Save the Children NZ, Chief Financial Officer at the New Zealand Rugby Union and part of the team that worked on the winning bid to host RWC 2011. Prior to this she was an auditor with KPMG. Dame Therese is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and a commerce graduate from Victoria University. In 2013, she was named the inaugural supreme winner of the Women of Influence Awards and was awarded a Sir Peter Blake Trust Leadership Award in 2014. She became a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in June 2015.